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As many as 80% of patients will suffer from back pain at some point in their lifetime. It is the most common form of disability, and the second largest cause of work absenteeism. An early, proactive management approach offers the best route to minimizing these conditions. Renowned authority Curtis W. Slipman, MD and a team of multidisciplinary authorities present you with expert guidance on today's best non-surgical management methods, equipping you with the knowledge you need to offer your patients optimal pain relief.
Refresh your knowledge of the basic principles that must be understood before patients with spinal pain can be properly treated.
Know what to do when first-line tests and therapies fail, using practice-proven diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms.
Offer your patients a full range of non-surgical treatment options, including pharmacology, physical therapy, injection techniques, ablative procedures, and percutaneous disc decompression.
Make an informed surgical referral with guidance on indications, contraindications, methods, and postoperative rehabilitation.
Better understand key techniques and procedures with visual guidance from more than 500 detailed illustrations.
Download all of the book's illustrations from the accompanying CD-ROM for use in electronic presentations.
"It is significantly more comprehensive than any other available book in this field." - Doody Enterprises, 2008
"Interventional Spine is timely and may be the single best definitive resource for physicians who specialize in the nonsurgical treatment of back and neck pain." -NEJM April 2008
By Curtis W. Slipman, MD, Director, Penn Spine Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Richard Derby, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Stanford University Medical Center; Medical Director, Spinal Diagnostics and Treatment Center, Daly City, CA, USA; Frederick A. Simeone, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Chief of Neurosurgery, Pennsylvania Hospital; Director of Neurosurgery, Elliott Neurological Center of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA; and Tom G. Mayer, MD, Medical Director, Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Productive Rehabilitation Institute of Dallas for Ergonomics, Dallas, TX, USA
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